Katharine. A Travesty

New York: [Gillis Bros. & Turnuré, Art Age Press], 1888. First edition. A travesty of The Taming of the Shrew. First published edition, greatly enlarged from a rare 23-page pamphlet privately printed the same year, second state of the text. The first book Bangs published under his own name. Original flexible black leather, gilt, gilt edges. Slight wear to edges. Presumably a presentation binding (normal copies were bound in wrappers over boards). Inscribed by Bangs on May 21, 1888, as is a similarly bound copy at AAS. BAL 699. Item #4467

Price: $250.00

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